privacy & security

The top picks in free privacy & security software:

IdentityPal – Free USB Drive Return Mailer – added 9/4/2008

The purpose of this free service and software is to help ensure that your lost USB drive gets safely returned to you using IdentityPal’s Free Postage-Paid Return Mailing Service. This free service ships a lost USB drive back to its registered owner while keeping their personal information totally private. If your lost USB drive is found by someone, this software will automatically launch when the drive is inserted into a computer. All the person needs to do is print out the “LOST USB DRIVE” page located on the main screen and then bring it to their local post office. Your USB drive will be sent to our processing warehouse, your Tracking ID confirmed, and then your drive will be shipped back to you at no charge!

Ewido – added 12/15/2005

Ewido Security Suite is a full featured antispyware suite that protects you against Hijackers and Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Trojans and Keyloggers. There is no chance for thieves to steal your bank data and personal sensitive information by tapped Internet connections, remote controlled webcams or secret keyboard recordings, or for them to send malicious email attachments. (there is a free version on the download page)

HSSVSS – added 7/13/2006

HSSVSS is a free ware video surveillance software that captures photographs by using motion detection or time-lapse photography. HSSVSS captures photographs by using motion detection or time-lapse photography and can email surveillance reports and has TV out support. (there is an article about setting up a free PC Video Surveillance System using HSSVSS)

Cain & Abel – added 6/24/2005

Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, revealing encrypted passwords using various methods, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, revealing password boxes and analyzing routing protocols.

Jetico Personal Firewall – added 3/10/2005

etico Personal Firewall software provides you with security against hackers who try to access your PC when you are connected to the Internet. Having inherited the Open architecture principles from BestCrypt, the Jetico Personal Firewall allows you to construct a strong yet accurate security policy and provides clear control over your network connections.

PINs – added 5/15/2005

PINs is a feature-rich Windows program for safe and comfortable storing of any secure information like passwords, accounts, PINs etc. PINs uses a secure 448 bit Blowfish algorithm to ensure the data are not crackable. The password used for securing access to stored data is not saved anywhere.

BCWipe – added 2/25/2006

BCWipe software is designed to securely delete files from disks and other media. Standard file deletion leaves the contents of the “deleted” file on your disk. Unless it has been overwritten by files saved afterwards, it can be recovered easily using standard disk utilities. BCWipe is fully integrated into the Windows Shell and efficiently shreds file data so that recovery by any means is impossible.